The reforms under Labour after 1997

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Decentralisation. Powers have been dispersed considerably and there have been referendums for mayors.
Scottish Parliament and a Mayor introduced to Greater London.
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Democratisation. Proposal for House of Lords reform and Electoral reform because both these areas have been seen as undemocratic.
All but 92 hereditary peers removed from the House of Lords and proportional representation systems introduced for devolved elections.
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Restoration of rights. There had been fears that the rights of citizens in Britain had been eroded and Labour concentrated on what had occurred under the Conservatives.
The European Convention on Human Rights and the Freedom of information act.
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Modernisation. Labour wished to bring the British Constitution in line with modern western democracies.
Highest court of appeal transferred from House of Lords to Supreme Court.
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Democratisation. Proposal for House of Lords reform and Electoral reform because both these areas have been seen as undemocratic.

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All but 92 hereditary peers removed from the House of Lords and proportional representation systems introduced for devolved elections.

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Restoration of rights. There had been fears that the rights of citizens in Britain had been eroded and Labour concentrated on what had occurred under the Conservatives.

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Modernisation. Labour wished to bring the British Constitution in line with modern western democracies.

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